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#21 mac-man6

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 02:47 AM

I've been thwarted again! A 4 AAA battery holder in the shape I want doesn't seem to exist. I'm looking for something like this but for AAAs. Maybe I can just do what some the sites show and glue and shrink-wrap the batteries together. If anyone knows a vendor that battery holders like this but for AAAs please let me know.

 

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#22 mvallance

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 09:54 AM

The hinge mechanism on my eMate has broken beyond repair. I want another eMate as a hinge repair appears very challenging. I can get one in Japan for $300 (too expensive for me!) so $15 is  a bargain. 

Michael - currently in Japan. 


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#23 beachycove

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 03:54 PM

A 4.8v NiMH battery pack can be bought ready-made on eBay for about $15-20, complete with plastic wrapping and pre-wired leads. Just attach the plug from the original eMate battery (and fuse if you are so inclined), and the battery problem is solved. This is a MUCH better solution than fiddling with black AA battery holders, which don't fit without modifying the plastics of your machine.

Just look for a battery pack wired 2x2 lengthwise. They are available and they work perfectly in an eMate, with excellent run times.

Edited by beachycove, 20 December 2016 - 04:00 PM.


#24 mac-man6

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 01:32 AM

A 4.8v NiMH battery pack can be bought ready-made on eBay for about $15-20, complete with plastic wrapping and pre-wired leads. Just attach the plug from the original eMate battery (and fuse if you are so inclined), and the battery problem is solved. This is a MUCH better solution than fiddling with black AA battery holders, which don't fit without modifying the plastics of your machine.

Just look for a battery pack wired 2x2 lengthwise. They are available and they work perfectly in an eMate, with excellent run times.

 

 

Never thought of that. The only thing is I'm using a third party adjustable supply and sometimes it says I'm providing too much power. Having the AAAs would allow you to charge externally but that would mean opening the case each time to charge...


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#25 mac-man6

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 06:17 PM

A 4.8v NiMH battery pack can be bought ready-made on eBay for about $15-20, complete with plastic wrapping and pre-wired leads. Just attach the plug from the original eMate battery (and fuse if you are so inclined), and the battery problem is solved. This is a MUCH better solution than fiddling with black AA battery holders, which don't fit without modifying the plastics of your machine.

Just look for a battery pack wired 2x2 lengthwise. They are available and they work perfectly in an eMate, with excellent run times.

Just thought of something. All those AAs are 1.5v, in series they'd be 6 volts no? Won't the 4.8v pack not be enough? Or is it NIMH can only output 1.2v?


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#26 beachycove

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 03:34 AM

Rechargeables are 1.2v.






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